Please view our procedure preparation video below and complete the sedation form at least 24 hours ahead of your pet's procedure.

Preparing Your Pet for Surgery or Sedation Procedures

Dr. Cierra Tabony
Central Providence Veterinary Hospital

I'm Dr. Tabony. I'm just going to talk with you briefly today about your pet's preparation for surgery, sedation, or dental procedure here at Central Providence Vet Hospital. It's really pretty easy. The trick is to make sure everybody in the family is on board because we can't have any food after midnight the night before. So if somebody gets up early and you stumble into the kitchen and start to feed the dog at 6:00 AM, we just need to make sure we've talked to them ahead of time. So no food after midnight, and keep water available. That is important. Stay on your same medication schedule, which includes insulin. If your pet receives insulin or an antibiotic before surgery, we obviously can't have any food with the medicine in the morning. We'd like you to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. We can take pets as late as 8:30 AM, but we prefer them between 7:30 and eight to give us the most time to prepare. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at (704) 844-8387.

If you still have other questions and you'd like to reach out to us, you can call us directly at (704) 844-8387, you can email us, or you can reach out on social media. But please do reach out, and we'll get back to you as fast as we can.